Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Apr 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by CrimsonScythe
Apple The 17" MacBook Pro has just been released. The 17" model has Firewire 800 and 8x dual layer Superdrive, both of which the 15.4" version lacks. The new MacBook Pro was presented during the NAB2006. The machine will cost $2799,- in the US, or round and about EUR 2879,- (differs per country) in the EU, or GBP 1999,- if you live in the UK.
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RE: Beauty and the Beast
by macisaac on Tue 25th Apr 2006 07:03 UTC in reply to "Beauty and the Beast"
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go for used then and save a system from being wasted in the trash heap... seriously, after trying an umpteen amounts of different OS's on this old G3 I got for free, finally I decide to try out OSX Tiger on it. I thought it would run like a turtle, but it's actually (very surprisingly to me) running quite decently (by far the best performance wise out of all the OS's I tried on it for this particular hardware). sure, it's probably not up to task for heavy 3D rendering projects, but guess what, I don't do those anyway... majority of the time, I'm in a terminal, a browser, maybe an email client, IM client, etc. with the very occasional light game. (mind you, I do have my sights on a lower end G4 powermac. the extra bit of umph from altivec might be nice to have)

to get even further off topic, it's got me thinking, at work I have a linux box (dell optiplex gx280) which is comparitively a beast spec wise. thing is, it's really a waste to have that much power since I run wmii as my window manager, and my most used apps are multiple xterms. the real work gets done on the servers I ssh to.

that said, I do also have powerbook they gave me, rather nice one to, but I hardly use it (at least not as an actual laptop). osx is great as a home desktop, but less useful for my work (basically, the way the desktop is setup isn't optimal to me for having say 20 xterms opening and closing on a whim). for that, a cheap x86 running debian or something might be better.

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